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Project Manager, IS

Quincy, MA

Our Brand :

J.Jill is a premier omnichannel retailer and nationally recognized women’s apparel brand committed to delighting customers with great wear-now product. The brand represents an easy, thoughtful and inspired style that reflects the confidence of remarkable women who live life with joy, passion and purpose. J.Jill offers a guiding customer experience through more than 280 stores nationwide and a robust e-commerce platform. J.Jill is headquartered outside Boston.


Overview :

Leads technology projects to ensure effectively aligning the tactical project tasks with the business and technology strategy. Coordinates the team members, manages vendor responsibilities, structures the delivery of the scope, goals, and other deliverables; and works closely with the business and technical leadership to achieve the project goals.


Responsibilities :

  • Creates and manages project and resource plans. Negotiates with multiple department managers for appropriate staffing to support the project. Delegates the appropriate tasks and responsibilities to other project participants.
  • Works with cross enterprise business units to accomplish work, forging the necessary relationships to be effective. Facilitates open and honest communication among team members and works with the IS teams to deliver on the project goals and to meet success metrics.
  • Manages multiple vendor partners, particularly solution integrators, throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Owns and executes project communications including kick-off, regular project status updates and meetings, and changes to project scope, timelines, and budgets. Sets and manages project expectations with team members and stakeholders.
  • Identifies and manages project dependencies, deliverables, and critical path.
  • Identifies and escalates risks and issues appropriately. Manages changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and develop contingency plans.
  • Conducts project post mortems. Ensures that all tasks and close-out steps are completed successfully on the project.


Qualifications :

  • Strong project management skills that demonstrate a deep understanding of successful tools and techniques for successful project delivery.
  • Strong analytical skills and data-supported decision making.
  • Ability to work hands-on in a fast-paced environment.
  • Make independent decisions, develop creative solutions to problems, advocate for same, and manage the implementation through to acceptance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience working closely with business stakeholders, and vendor management
  • Strong understanding and experience with total cost of ownership, resource forecasting and program/project budget management.
  • A skilled communicator with strong verbal, written, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and technology quickly
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience, and to translate non-technical requirements to a technical audience.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience
  • 6+ years managing technology projects, particularly system selection and implementation
  • 3+ years managing projects with vendor partners
  • Experience in Retail organizations is highly desirable
  • Experience executing projects using different project methods (e.g. waterfall, scrum, kanban, lean, etc.).

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.


About Us :

At J.Jill, our success is guided by a culture that values the intrinsic art of creativity and the data science required to drive our future growth. We are collaborative and data-centric, with every associate focused on creating our customer’s unique experience and delivering results through our omnichannel business model. We embrace each other’s differences and unique perspectives and consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.


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